Tag Archives: M&A

Future of the Automotive Sector in Europe, China and the United States

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Guest Author: Ruth Knox, Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP Given the pace of change in the automotive industry and related technologies, combined with increasing regulatory scrutiny, there are several risks and challenges the global automotive industry can expect to deal with in 2018 and beyond across Europe, China, and the United States. On April 10, 2018, Foley … Continue reading this entry

Top 8 Forecasts for the 2018 Automotive M&A Landscape

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2017 was a strong year for the automotive sector and related M&A activity, and we’re looking to generally continue that momentum in the year ahead. The new automotive ecosystem, in which traditional OEMs and automotive suppliers collaborate and integrate with established and emerging technology companies, continues to mature in many ways. Buyers across these sectors … Continue reading this entry

The 2017 Automotive Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook

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Overview As we stand here in early 2017, we are further away from the all-time high in valuations and deal activity that we witnessed in 2015; but despite signs that the extended expansion cycle for the industry may be plateauing, automotive appears poised to remain a leading sector for M&A activity through 2017. Prognostics for … Continue reading this entry

Deal Activity Slightly Declines in 2016; 2017 Deal Makers Cautious

Aggregate automotive industry M&A deal values for 2016 were down 34% to $41.0 billion compared to $62.1 billion in 2015 according to PwC’s recently released report, PwC Deals: Global Automotive M&A Deals Insights Year-end 2016. Deal volume also saw a slight downtick of 1.4% to 583 deals compared to the 591 deals of 2015. Deal … Continue reading this entry

Global Automotive M&A Deal Values Up in 2013; Deal Activity Slows Slightly

Automotive industry deal values globally increased 24% to $13.1 billion in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 ($10.6 billion) according to PwC’s recently released report, Automotive M&A Insights: Mid-Year Report 2013. While deal values were up, automotive deal volume slowed by 14% compared to the first half of 2012, … Continue reading this entry